• Bioinformatics Laboratory
    A vital component of the African Genome Center, University Mohammed VI Polytechnic.
  • Expertise and Services for Africa
    Complete Omics services for applied & fundamental research & training
  • Computational Power
    Access to Africa's number 1 HPC cluster
  • By leveraging resourses
    We aim to centralize the bioinformatics needs internally and at the African level, and to develop innovative research and training programs.

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Convolutional Neural Networks for Metagenomics Gene Prediction

Our Publications

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CicerSpTEdb: A web-based database for high-resolution genome-wide identification of transposable elements in Cicer species

In this publication, we present CicerSpTEdb, a comprehensive TE database for Cicer species that aims to improve our understanding of the organization and structural variations of the chickpea genome

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A Network-Based Methodology to Identify Subnetwork Markers for Diagnosis and Prognosis of Colorectal Cancer

In this publication, we present a novel network-based method to detect subnetwork markers for patients with colorectal cancer (CRC).

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PlantPathMarks (PPMdb): an interactive hub for pathways-based markers in plant genomes

This publication presents the PlantPathMarks database (PPMdb) as a comprehensive, web-based, user-friendly, and interactive hub for pathway-based markers in plant genomes

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Developing a new genic SSR primer database in faba bean (Vicia faba L.)

The goal of this research was to develop a new genetic database of simple sequence repetition (SSR) primers for faba and classify them according to their target genes and respective biological processes

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Machine learning applications in RNA modification sites prediction

In this publication, we comprehensively explore machine learning based approaches used for the prediction of 11 RNA modification types, namely, m1A, m6A, m5C, 5hmC, psi, 2OMe, ac4C, m7G, AtoI, m2G, and D

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Genome-wide association analysis of chickpea germplasms differing for salinity tolerance based on DArTseq markers

This study used a chickpea population collected from ICARDA genebank. The germplasm included 186 genotypes with broad Asian and African origins and genotyped with 1856 DArTseq markers. Phenotyping for salinity in the field (Arish, Sinai, Egypt) and greenhouse hydroponic experiments at 100 mM NaCl concentration were conducted. Seven genotypes from Azerbaijan and Pakistan (IGs: 70782, 70430, 70764, 117703, 6057, 8447, and 70249) were identified as potential sources for high salinity tolerance.



Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) is an international higher education institution established to put research and innovation at the service of education and development for Morocco and the African continent. The African Genome Center (AGC) aims to promote research and education in genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics in agriculture, environment, human health and food. The Bioinformatics Laboratory conducts research in bioinformatics, computational biology, and computational chemistry. The lab also provides bioinformatics consulting and data management services to AGC, UM6P researchers and their collaborators. Our laboratory addresses bioinformatics needs at the national and African levels. The African Genome Center has state-of-the-art NGS sequencers and mass spectrometry. In addition, UM6P recently acquired the largest high-performance computing (HPC) cluster in Africa. We aim to leverage these resources to centralize the bioinformatics needs internally and at the African level, and to develop innovative research and training programs.

Meet Our Team

Achraf El Allali

Assistant Professor

Rachid Elfermi

Research Assistant

Soukayna BAAMMI

PhD Student

Alsamman M Alsamman

Postdoctoral Fellow

Morad Mokthar Youssef

Postdoctoral Fellow

Wissal Liman

PhD Student

Get in Touch


  • Achraf.elallali@um6p.ma

  • Lot 660, Hay Moulay Rachid, Ben Guerir 43150